Bill Watrous (USA) + Ingrid James(Qld) & San Gabriel 7 (USA) - exclusively @ The J for the Noosa Jazz Festival 2012
(a 9 piece band)
Bill Watrous, 7 time winner "Trombonist of the Year", Downbeat Magazine born in 1939 in Connecticut is well knownworldwide as a master technician and for having a unique and mellifluous sound. A world-class trombonist, jazzvirtuoso and recipient of unreserved accolades from his peers, critics, and the public, Bill has performed and recordedwith legendary artists such as Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Chet Baker and Chick Corea. On this regional tour,BILL WATROUS has teamed up with Queensland Award-winning Jazz singer, INGRID JAMES and US bandleader,trombonist, JIM LEWIS from top jazz/latin ensemble SAN GABRIEL 7 along with Frank Villafrancaon sax (USA) and Randy Drakeon drums (USA) to perform material from their recent highly acclaimedinternational release "Lost My Heart". With "music the way it's supposed to feel", tight horns, a killer rhythm section, creative arrangements and both original and clever new takes on familiar jazz and latin standards, they will deliver a magical and vibrant experience to audiences.
"If this were the 50's Jazz era, Ingrid James would be performing alongside other greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She is by far one of the best jazz vocalists I have ever worked with..."Bill Watrous, 7 time winner "Trombonist of the Year" Downbeat Magazine
"I use the trombone like a vocal tool...my attitude towards playing the instrument is pretty much like that of a good vocalist".Bill Watrous
“He [Bill Watrous] possesses an extraordinary sweet and warm tone, lyrical style, unbelievable range, and amazing articulation and technical skills. To describe Bill's trombone playing as captivating is an understatement. It is mesmerizing!"
Ingrid James & The San Gabriel 7 featuring Bill Watrous
Noosa Jazz Festival
Date: Fri 31 August
Time: 6:30pm Bar for 7:30pm Start
Price: $30 Entry (Accompanied Minors)
Venue: The J Theatre Allocated Seating
Tickets on sale Monday 4 June 9am
The J Theatre, Noosa Junction
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